The Outsider Art Fair will return to New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion this week, displaying works by self-taught artists from over 60 exhibitors. A total of 10 new galleries have been added to the lineup alongside a redesigned floor plan and special programs. Among the first-timers include ACM Gallery from Tokyo, Arushi Arts from New Delhi, bG Gallery from Santa Monica, and more.
One of the highlights of the fair is its “Curated Spaces” section that will encompass two group exhibitions: “The Hummingbird Paints Fragrant Songs” and “Relishing the Raw: Contemporary Artists Collecting Outsider Art.” The latter presentation, curated by Paul Laster, will feature a painting by California-based artist Helen Rae that was loaned by KAWS. Other contemporary artists lending work from their collections include Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, Maurizio Cattelan, and more.
Check out select works to be displayed at the New York edition above. The Outsider Art Fair will run January 16-19.
Outsider Art Fair (NYC)
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Phyllis Stigliano Art Projects [@PhyllisStigliano], will feature the art of Minnie Evans, Bill Traylor, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Mary F. Whitfield at the Outsider Art Fair NY 2020. This will be the first time the work of internationally known Niki de Saint Phalle has been presented at OAF. Mary F. Whitfield's paintings 'Bedtime' and 'Work Day' will be shown for the first time, as well as a sculpture of Gullah Woman dyeing cloth indigo blue. Mary F. Whitfield's art is now in two additional public collections including AEIVA-Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, AL,; and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, AL. __ Image: Niki de Saint Phalle, 'Vanitas,' 1994, 21.75 x 29, mixed media, ink, pencils, magic marker, and watercolor, Photo by Ron Meisel. . . . . #OutsiderArtFair #OutsiderArtFairNYC #OAF2020 #OAFNewYork2020 #OAFNY20 #OutsiderArt #ArtBrut #SelfTaughtArtist #FolkArt #NikideSaintPhalle #MaryFWhitfield #MinnieEvans #BillTraylor #PhyllisStiglianoArtProjects
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For OAF NY, Polysemie (Marseille) and Galerie Robert Poulin (Montreal) (@galeriepolysemie) will present a collaborative booth with artists from both of their galleries. Galerie Robert Poulin will champion the art of the Israli-born Canadian artist, Daniel Erban while Galerie Polysémie will present works from Vasilij Romanenkov (Russia), and Scottie Wilson (Scotland), and Anne Grgich (USA). __ Image: Anne Marie Grgich, 'Chesapeake Mountain,' 2019 . . . . #OutsiderArtFair #OutsiderArtFairNYC #OAF2020 #OAFNewYork2020 #OAFNY20 #OutsiderArt #ArtBrut #SelfTaughtArtist #FolkArt #AnneMarieGrgich #Polysemie